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Chapter 17  |  Article 17 - 1  |  Section 5

2 - STATE ROAD COMMISSION

2A - WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSIONER OF

2B - TOLL ROAD STUDY COMMISSION

2C - ORPHAN ROAD AND BRIDGE ACQUISI

2D - HIGHWAY DESIGN-BUILD PILOT PRO

3 - STATE ROAD FUND

3A - INDUSTRIAL ACCESS ROAD FUND

4 - STATE ROAD SYSTEM

4A - COMPLETE STREETS ACT

5 - STATE CONVICT ROAD FORCE

5A - DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

6 - LICENSES

7 - CERTIFICATES OF TITLE

8 - TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AND LAWS OF

9 - GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE T

10 - COUNTY COURTS; MUNICIPALITIES

11 - COUNTY AND DISTRICT ROAD FUND

12 - COUNTY-DISTRICT ROADS

13 - COUNTY ROAD ENGINEER OR SUPER

14 - DISTRICT ROAD SUPERINTENDENT

15 - COUNTY CONVICT ROAD FORCE

16 - OBSTRUCTIONS

16A - WEST VIRGINIA PARKWAYS, ECON

16B - PUBLIC PORT AUTHORITY

16C - DIVISION OF PUBLIC TRANSIT

17 - TOLL BRIDGES

17A - CONSTRUCTION FINANCING FOR S

18 - FERRIES AND WHARVES

19 - GENERAL CRIMINAL PROVISIONS

20 - ROADSIDE MEMORIAL MARKERS

21 - LICENSING OF CHAUFFEURS AND O

22 - OUTDOOR ADVERTISING

23 - SALVAGE YARDS

24 - WASTE TIRE REMEDIATION

24A - DISPOSAL OF ABANDONED MOTOR

25 - THE WEST VIRGINIA INDUSTRIAL

26 - STATE ROAD BONDS

27 - PUBLIC-PRIVATE TRANSPORTATIO

28 - WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY EMPOW

WVC 17- CHAPTER 17. ROADS AND HIGHWAYS.
WVC 17 - 1 - ARTICLE 1. DEFINITIONS.

WVC 17 - 1 - 1 §17-1-1. Rules of construction generally.
Whenever in this chapter, or in any rule or regulation authorized by it, any of the words, terms or phrases defined in this article are used, they shall be taken and construed to have the meaning, application and effect ascribed to them in this article, unless otherwise specified or clearly intended.

WVC 17 - 1 - 2 §17-1-2. "Commission"; "road commission"; "state road commission." The words and terms "commission," "road commission" or "state road commission," when used in this chapter, shall refer to and mean the West Virginia commissioner of highways, created by section one, article two-a of this chapter. Whenever reference is made to the "commission," "road commission" or "state road commission," the power or duty prescribed shall apply to the West Virginia commissioner of highways, unless the context clearly requires a different meaning.

WVC 17 - 1 - 3 §17-1-3. "Road"; "public road"; "highway."
The words or terms "road," "public road," or "highway" shall be deemed to include, but shall not be limited to, the right-of-way, roadbed and all necessary culverts, sluices, drains, ditches, waterways, embankments, slopes, retaining walls, bridges, tunnels and viaducts necessary for the maintenance of travel, dispatch of freight and communication between individuals and communities; and such public road or highway shall be taken to include any road to which the public has access and which it is not denied the right to use, or any road or way leading from any other public road over the land of another person, and which shall have been established pursuant to law. Any road shall be conclusively presumed to have been established when it has been used by the public for a period of ten years or more, and public moneys or labor have been expended thereon, whether there be any record of its conveyance, dedication or appropriation to public use or not. In the absence of any other mark or record, the center of the traveled way shall be taken as the center of the road and the right-of-way shall be designated therefrom an equal distance on each side, but a road may be constructed on any part of the located right-of-way when it is deemed advisable so to do.

The Legislature notes that there are public highways that run over the surface of this land, over and through the navigable streams, rivers and waterways on this earth and above the surface of this earth in the form of highways in the sky, commonly known as airways. The Legislature finds that each of these types of public highways are essential to the development of this state and that the health and safety of each of the citizens of this state are affected daily by the availability of each of these three types of public highways, and that it is the best interests of the people of this state that each of these be recognized and included within the meaning of public highways. The Legislature further recognizes that airports are an important and integral part of the public highways existing above the surface of this state, and that airports are necessary to access such highways, and therefore airports, including runways, taxiways, parking ramps, access roads and air traffic control facilities located at airports, are hereby declared to be part of the public highway system of this state.

WVC 17 - 1 - 4 §17-1-4. "Vehicle."

"Vehicle" shall mean and include any mechanical device for the conveyance, drawing or other transportation of persons or property upon the public roads and highways, whether operated on wheels or runners or by other means, except those propelled or drawn by human power or those used exclusively upon tracks.

WVC 17 - 1 - 5 §17-1-5.

Repealed.

Acts, 1951 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.

WVC 17 - 1 - 6 §17-1-6.

Repealed.

Acts, 1951 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.

WVC 17 - 1 - 7 §17-1-7.

Repealed.

Acts, 1951 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.

WVC 17 - 1 - 8 §17-1-8.

Repealed.

Acts, 1951 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.

WVC 17 - 1 - 9 §17-1-9.

Repealed.

Acts, 1951 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.

WVC 17 - 1 - 10 §17-1-10.

Repealed.

Acts, 1951 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.

WVC 17 - 1 - 11 §17-1-11.

Repealed.

Acts, 1951 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.

WVC 17 - 1 - 12 §17-1-12.

Repealed.

Acts, 1951 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.

WVC 17 - 1 - 13 §17-1-13.

Repealed.

Acts, 1951 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.

WVC 17 - 1 - 14 §17-1-14.

Repealed.

Acts, 1951 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.

WVC 17 - 1 - 15 §17-1-15.

Repealed.

Acts, 1951 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.

WVC 17 - 1 - 16 §17-1-16.

Repealed.

Acts, 1951 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.

WVC 17 - 1 - 17 §17-1-17.

Repealed.

Acts, 1951 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.

WVC 17 - 1 - 18 §17-1-18."State."
"State" shall mean the state of West Virginia, unless by the context some other state or territory or federal district of the United States is meant or intended.

WVC 17 - 1 - 19 §17-1-19."Political subdivision."
"Political subdivision" shall mean and include any county, city, town, or other similar governmental unit of the state.

WVC 17 - 1 - 20 §17-1-20."Local authorities."
"Local authorities" shall mean and include representatives of political subdivisions of the state, duly elected or appointed to administer the laws and ordinances of the state.

WVC 17 - 1 - 21 §17-1-21."Open country highway."
"Open country highway" shall mean a highway, or portion thereof, greater than one fourth of a mile in length, along either side of which the buildings average more than three hundred feet apart.

WVC 17 - 1 - 22 §17-1-22."Urban street."
"Urban street" shall mean a public street, road or highway, or portion thereof, other than an open country highway or suburban street.

WVC 17 - 1 - 23 §17-1-23."Suburban street."
A "suburban street" shall mean a public street, road or highway, or portion thereof, not less than one fourth of a mile in length, on either side of which the buildings average less than three hundred feet, but more than fifty feet, apart.

WVC 17 - 1 - 24 §17-1-24. "Stand."
"Stand" shall mean a fixed place of business in charge of a person and maintained by a person, firm or corporation operating motor vehicles for hire, where motor vehicles shall be parked when not out on calls.

WVC 17 - 1 - 25 §17-1-25.

Repealed.

Acts, 1951 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.

WVC 17 - 1 - 26 §17-1-26.

Repealed.

Acts, 1967 Reg. Sess., Ch. 168.

WVC 17 - 1 - 27 §17-1-27.

Repealed.

Acts, 1967 Reg. Sess., Ch. 168.

WVC 17 - 1 - 28 §17-1-28. State and public roads.
"State road" shall mean and include all roads classified and prescribed as either "expressway," "trunkline," "feeder," or "state local service" roads. "Public roads" shall mean all other roads and bridges under the control of the county court or the governing body of a municipality.

WVC 17 - 1 - 29 §17-1-29.

Repealed.

Acts, 1951 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.

WVC 17 - 1 - 30 §17-1-30.

Repealed.

Acts, 1951 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§17 - 16 D- 1 - (New Code)
§17 - 16 D- 2 - (New Code)
§17 - 16 D- 3 - (New Code)
§17 - 16 D- 4 - (New Code)
§17 - 16 D- 5 - (New Code)
§17 - 16 D- 6 - (New Code)
§17 - 16 D- 7 - (New Code)
§17 - 16 D- 8 - (New Code)
§17 - 16 D- 9 - (New Code)
§17 - 16 D- 10 - (New Code)
§17 - 16 D- 11 - (New Code)
§17 - 16 D- 12 - (New Code)
§17 - 16 D- 13 - (New Code)
§17 - 16 D- 14 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4156
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4156 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Electronic Toll Collection Act
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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